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14 June 2016

Commvault and Pure Storage gear up for charity cycling challenge

Employees at data and information management software firms Commvault and Pure Storage are racing to raise funds for Action Medical Research – by taking part in its popular London to Paris bike ride.

On 20 July 2016, 30 riders from Commvault and 13 riders from Pure Storage will join forces to cycle 275 miles to the French capital over four days in a bid to raise £64,500 for the UK-wide children’s charity.

26 May 2016

Running for a reason: the young doctor inspired by little Francesco and his devastating rare disease




A little boy living with the devastating rare disease Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) has inspired Action Hero Dr Adeline Ngoh to run her first ever race – for the most moving of reasons.

20 May 2016

Casino night raises £5,000 for Action Medical Research

A packed casino night in Peterborough has raised £5,000 for UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The event at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel on Friday, 4 March, was supported by GreenCity Solutions and Boongate Kia.

17 May 2016

Skating legend Jayne Torvill back to join Davina on charity bike ride

Jayne Torvill is once more swapping her ice skates for two wheels after signing up to join Davina McCall again on a charity ride in aid of Action Medical Research.

The skating superstar will be getting back in the saddle to join the charity’s Ambassador for Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on 12 June 2016 to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

13 May 2016

Children’s charity launches tasty cream tea delivery

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a call for the nation to take a break this summer and enjoy a delicious cream tea delivered to the door.

Its unique cream-teas-in-a-box campaign will see the perfect afternoon pick-me-up delivered directly to homes, workplaces and schools across the country on Friday 1 July 2016.

6 May 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh welcomes guests to reception at Buckingham Palace as charity patron

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed around 100 guests to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace in aid of Action Medical Research.

4 May 2016

Cracknell to lead glittering line-up at 2016 charity cycling dinner

Former rowing world champion and double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell OBE will lead a glittering line-up of sporting stars at Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner later this year.

The inspiring athlete and adventurer will be guest of honour at the highlight of the cycling social calendar in aid of the UK-wide children’s charity on Thursday, 24 November 2016.

29 April 2016

Charity offers discounted Peterborough 100 places to Kilo To Go riders

Action Medical Research is offering riders who’ve lost their places on Kilo To Go’s Flatout in the Fens the chance to join its Peterborough 100 for just £10.

25 April 2016

Pippa swaps her wheelchair for two wheels to ride in Rohan’s memory

A Tamworth woman has been inspired to swap four wheels for two to tackle a 20-mile bike ride in memory of her friend’s son.

Pippa Bellis, who has athetoid cerebral palsy, meaning all four of her limbs have involuntary movements, will be cycling from Markeaton Park to Elvaston Castle and back again on Sunday, 8 May, in aid of UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

19 April 2016

Runners lining up for London Marathon in aid of Action Medical Research

A number of dedicated runners of all ages are set to tackle the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in aid of vital research.

15 April 2016

iTS Leadership to walk from Paddington to Paddington for Action Medical Research

A team from iTS Leadership in Bearsted are preparing for a 15-mile sponsored walk through central London for a UK-wide children’s charity.

They will be following the route of the London Underground Circle Line from Paddington back to Paddington as part of a bid to raise at least £2,500 for Action Medical Research, Paddington BearTM’s favourite UK charity.

12 April 2016

Willmott Dixon to ride for a reason while showcasing rich history

Construction and property development company Willmott Dixon will be taking people back to where it all started for the inaugural Willmott Dixon Classic in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The company is aiming to raise £50,000 on Friday, 23 September, with up to 200 riders completing a route across Hertfordshire and south Cambridgeshire that takes in the village of Bassingbourn where Willmott Dixon was founded in 1852 after John Willmott was appointed to build a 12-foot well at the nearby Wimpole estate, which is also included in the route.

8 April 2016

Action Medical Research recognises loyal volunteer's outstanding achievement

Tina Middleton from the Mid-Kent Committee of Action Medical Research has been honoured for her loyal service to the UK-wide children’s charity.

Tina, who has helped to raise funds for the charity for more than a decade, received an outstanding achievement award in recognition of her work at a regional meeting on Tuesday, 15 March.

5 April 2016

Saddle up for Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride and join her as she rides for a reason

Davina McCall is inviting novice and experienced cyclists alike to join her Big Sussex Bike Ride on Sunday, 12 June, to raise much-needed funds for sick and disabled babies and children.

This will be the sixth year that the popular TV presenter and fitness queen hosts the cycling event in aid of Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research, a cause she has supported since she was a child.

1 April 2016

Porterbrook team prepare to ride from Derby to London – ahead of gruelling charity challenge

A team of hardy employees from Derby are getting ready to cycle 135 miles to London… as preparation for an even more gruelling endurance race this summer.

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